Orphan Trains Topic Of Upcoming Program At Heritage Museum


Last updated 10/8/2018 at 5:05pm

What should a city do with thousands of abandoned and orphaned children running the streets? For 19th-century New Yorkers, the answer was the orphan train

For Tamra Wilson, of Newton, the topic has personal undertones. Researching her mother’s family, she happened upon a discovery that would explain the mystery about her maternal great-grandmother, Sarah McGuirk, an orphan train rider.

Wilson will present an illustrated talk about her research for the Transylvania Heritage Museum on Thursday, Oct. 18. The presentation, free and open to the public, begins at 3 p.m. and will be held...

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